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currency: Namibian Dollar (NAD)
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first country in the world to incorporate the protection of the environment into its constitution;

some 14% of the land is protected, including virtually the entire Namib Desert coastal strip
Namibia history
South Africa occupied the German colony of South-West Africa during World War I and administered it as a mandate until after World War II, when it annexed the territory.

In 1966 the Marxist South-West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) guerrilla group launched a war of independence for the area that became Namibia, but it was not until 1988 that South Africa agreed to end its administration in accordance with a UN peace plan for the entire region.

Namibia has been governed by SWAPO since the country won independence in 1990.

Hifikepunye POHAMBA was elected president in November 2004 in a landslide victory replacing Sam NUJOMA who led the country during its first 14 years of self rule. POHAMBA was reelected in November 2009.
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Conventional long form: Republic of Namibia

Conventional short form: Namibia

Local long form: Republic of Namibia

Local short form: Namibia

Formerly known as: German South-West Africa (Sued-West Afrika), South-West Africa
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Namibia's capital city is Windhoek
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Namibia Constitution:

ratified 9 February 1990,
effective 12 March 1990
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Namibia population growth rate: 0.82%
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Namibia highest point: Konigstein 2,606 m
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Namibia lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
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About 1% of Namibia's land is arable.
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Fish River is the Longest River in Namibia
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Namibia birth rate is 21 births/1,000 population
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Namibia infant mortality rate is 46 deaths/1,000 live births
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Namibia fertility rate is 2.33 children born/woman
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Namibia climate:

hot, dry;
rainfall sparse and erratic
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Top 10 cities of Namibia with populations (2012 est.) are:
1. Windhoek: 322,500
2. Walvis Bay: 85,000
3. Rundu: 81,501
4. Helao Nafidi: 43,000
5. Swakopmund: 42,000
6. Oshakati: 28,255
7. Katima Mulilo: 28,100
8. Ongwediva: 27,000
9. Okahandja: 24,100
10. Otjiwarongo: 19,614
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Namibia ethnic groups:

black - 87.5%
white - 6%
mixed - 6.5%
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Namibia Exports:

diamonds, copper, gold, zinc, lead, uranium;
cattle, processed fish, karakul skins
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Namibia Imports:

petroleum products and fuel, machinery and equipment, chemicals
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bicameral legislature consists of the National Council, primarily an advisory body (26 seats; two members chosen from each regional council to serve six-year terms), and the National Assembly (72 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms, an additonal six nonvoting members are appointed by the president)

Administrative Divisions:
13 regions
1. Caprivi
2. Erongo
3. Hardap
4. Karas
5. Khomas
6. Kunene
7. Ohangwena
8. Okavango
9. Omaheke
10. Omusati
11. Oshana
12. Oshikoto
13. Otjozondjupa
Political parties and leaders:
All People's Party (APP) - Ignatius SHIXWAMENI
Congress of Democrats (COD) - Benjamin ULENGA
Democratic Turnhalle Alliance of Namibia (DTA) - Katuutire KAURA
Monitor Action Group (MAG) - Jurie VILJOEN
National Democratic Movement for Change (NamDMC)
National Unity Democratic Organization (NUDO) - Kuaima RIRUAKO
Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) - Hidipo HAMUTENYA
Republican Party (RP) - Hendrick MUDGE
South West Africa National Union (SWANU) - Usutuaije MAAMBERUA
South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) - Hifikepunye POHAMBA
United Democratic Front (UDF) - Justus GAROEB